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Favorite contacts

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Hi,

Please consider implementing Favorite Contacts feature in both WEPIM and AEPIM.
Would allow direct syncing over Wifi without having to put your contacts info in the cloud.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Favorite contacts

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I'm not sure how the first sentence correlates with the second?
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Re: Favorite contacts

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Hi,

I have all my data in WEPIM and sync over Wifi to AEPIM, because I prefer not to have my data in the cloud (Google, ...).
But in order to have the same contacts as Favorite Contacts across all my devices, I am forced to
  • sync my contacts data to Google Contacts
  • set which are my Favorite Contacts in Google Contacts
  • Sync contacts on all devices with Google Contacts
Favorite feature for contacts in WEPIM and AEPIM would allow
  • to sync information about which contacts are Favorite Contacts and which aren't over Wifi instead of the cloud
  • to use EPIM system account in AEPIM (Contacts module) while retaining information about which contacts are Favorite Contacts and which aren't.
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Re: Favorite contacts

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What would be your use case scenario for the favorite contacts from AEPIM in Android?
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Re: Favorite contacts

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Hi,
Use case is to find favorite contacts faster on mobile phone and especially in Android Auto (car touchscreen) when on the road.
Tried creating a WEPIM contacts group for favorite contacts but this does not translate to "real" Android favorite contacts. In fact I indicated in another post a long time ago that group info (like which contacts belong to a group) is transferred to AEPIM with wi-fi sync but from there it is not translated to real Android groups with "use EPIM account" in AEPIM contact settings.
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Don't you set your favourite contacts in the default contacts app and only then they appear in Android Auto?
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Re: Favorite contacts

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Hi,

Default contact app does not allow contacts from EPIM account to be set as favorite. Phone is Samsung A52s 5G.

All contact information is now managed in EPIM, except for which are favorite. Would be more efficient to manage favorites in EPIM as well. Sync WEPIM to AEPIM and done ...
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I'm not sure how setting up contacts as favourites in EPIM would influence a list of your favorite contacts you see in Android Auto?
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Re: Favorite contacts

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Hi,

Any contact that I set as Favorite contact in the default contacts app of the phone automatically becomes a Favorite contact in Android Auto. So there's no issue there.

If I create a Contact (that is stored in my Google account or on my phone) in Android 12 they can be set as Favorite contacts. Only AEPIM contacts cannot be set as Favorite contacts.
Maybe there's some issue in AEPIM on Android 12 causing these limitations:

If I set AEPIM contacts module to "use EPIM account" in Android 8.1.0. an EssentialPIM account becomes visible in the default contacts app of the phone. Next, contacts that come from AEPIM can be set as Favorite contacts in the default contacts app of the phone.

If I set AEPIM contacts module to "use EPIM account" in Android 12 an EssentialPIM account does not become visible in the default contacts app of the phone. Next, contacts that come from AEPIM cannot be set as Favorite contacts in the default contacts app of the phone.

My suggestion to create favorite contacts directly in EPIM is related to the limitations above in Android 12. If these limitations can be fixed that's good enough I suppose.

Hope that clarifies.
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